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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is a reporter for Private Equity International. Based in London, Alex's primary focus is European private equity fundraising. Prior to PEI, he wrote for a number of publications in the specialist lending sector.

Ineffective GP-LP reporting ‘hurts’ private equity

Complexity, opacity and a lack of standardization have slowed efforts to improve reporting, a conference has heard.

Silicon Valley Bank on Abraaj, evolving credit lines & HNWs

The lender’s head of global fund banking for EMEA tells PEI about the implications of the Abraaj Group saga, enhancements in underwriting, changing LP bases and fee structures.

Why ILPA has gender inequality in its crosshairs

Under-representation of women can have serious consequences in private equity.

Fund terms visualized

Management fees, hurdle rates and carried interest waterfalls; a visual guide to economic fund terms today.

Partners Group embraces longer holding periods

The firm joins the likes of KKR, CVC and BlackRock in targeting long-term cashflows from market-leading companies.

How individual investors can influence PE firms in C-corp switch

For shareholders, the true appeal of listed fund managers such as Blackstone, Carlyle and KKR lies in their long-term potential.

US steps up as European LPs ‘strike’ over Brexit

UK private equity funds are under increased scrutiny from continental investors but US LPs seem to have fewer doubts.

Investors could push for blockchain tech

Distributed ledgers can track where money moves, giving GPs and LPs better oversight on how their capital is being deployed.

LP shift to direct investing puts pressure on talent supply

A majority of LPs find recruitment and internal resource constraints to be significant barriers to improving PE returns, according to Coller Capital's latest survey.

Terra Firma CFO to depart

Dominic Spiri's departure follows the appointment of Vivek Ahuja, former deputy group CFO of Standard Chartered, to the role of group chief financial officer in January.

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